Eddie Hearn has issued an update regarding a potential third fight between Derek Chisora and Tyson Fury.
Chisora, 38 was offered a third opportunity to beat the current lineal heavyweight champion, with The Independent recently reporting that a trilogy clash could take place as a defence of ‘The Gypsy King’s’ WBC world title in the sport’s premier division.
Fury (32-0-1, 23 KOs) got the better of Chisora on two occasions in 2011 and 2014, outclassing his then-rival each time, before going on to claim the unified world championships with a seismic victory against Wladimir Klitschko back in 2015.
David Ghansa of 258 MGT, who manage Chisora, recently said:
“Tyson’s team have indeed reached out to us about a potential fight towards the end of the year.
“We have held initial discussions with more talks to be scheduled in due course.”
Fury was most recently in action in April when he retained his world title with a sixth-round stoppage of number one contender Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium in London.
In the aftermath, the 33-year-old, who has had a public fallout with former pal Chisora, claimed he was retiring from the sport and insisted that a pot of $500million and a fight with Oleksandr Usyk, the WBA Super, IBF, WBO and IBO champion, would be the only thing to tempt him to lace up the gloves again – unless a fight against Anthony Joshua at Wembley materialises.
“It would be a massive fight for the UK if we can make it happen and a fight that we have seen sells very well in the past.
“I think that fight sells out a stadium in a pre-Christmas cracker.”
Chisora won last time out, outpointing Kubrat Pulev of Bulgaria in a rematch of their 2016 clash at the O2 Arena in London last month.
But the aforementioned Hearn, who promotes Chisora, doesn’t believe a third fight with Fury is right for ‘Del Boy’ (33-12, 23 KOs).
When speaking to Boxing Social, Hearn said:
“Derek had an offer from the Tyson Fury camp, it wasn’t enough money and I’m not sure we’re going to see that fight.
“It’s good to see Tyson keeping his options open.”
Chisora has admitted he is looking for one or two big fights before calling it a day, but it looks unlikely at this stage that it will be Fury in the opposite corner when Finchley man Chisora ring walks for war next time out.